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Pastor in discrimination case to collect $225,000

Baptist Press February 20, 2017

A Georgia pastor fired from his government job over sermons alleged to be discriminatory will instead receive a $225,000 settlement from the state based on his own discrimination lawsuit.

Georgia pays $225,000 to settle lawsuit alleging religious discrimination

AJC.com February 9, 2017

State officials have confirmed that they have settled for $225,000 a lawsuit filed by a hiring prospect who alleged a job offer was withdrawn after videos of his sermons against homosexuality and evolution surfaced.

Looking Back: A Snapshot of Religious Liberty in 2016

The Stream December 30, 2016

It’s been a difficult year for religious freedom in America, but the future holds “huge windows of opportunity,” says Kelly Shackelford, constitutional attorney and president of the non-profit religious liberty law firm First Liberty Institute.

Discovery Demand For Pastor’s Sermons Generates Controversy

Religion Clause October 27, 2016

As previously reported, last April Eric Walsh, a doctor and public health expert, filed a religious discrimination suit against the Georgia Department of Public Health alleging that his termination shortly after he was hired

State of Georgia demands pastor turn over sermons

Fox News Opinion October 26, 2016

A lay minister who is suing the Georgia Department of Public Health for religious discrimination has been ordered by the state’s attorney general to relinquish his sermons to the government, according to federal court documents. Read full article »